Western Isles Strongest man
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Western Isles Strongest man was a strongman competition held at the village of Tong on the island of Lewis and Harris. It was usually held in conjunction with the local Highland Games where the heavy athletes competed against each other over the coveted title, a trophy and prize money. The competition suffered from lack of financial and community support with the last competition taking place in 2011. The winners followed in the footsteps of famous strongmen Angus MacAskill and Angus Graham.
Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties and lack of interest the Lewis Highland Games and Western Isles Strongest Man competition was wound up as a company on 14 March 2012.
|Year||Open champion||Local champion|
|2011||Stephen Ferguson||Stephen Ferguson||Portvoller|
|2010||Stephen Ferguson||Stephen Ferguson||Portvoller|
|2009||Ranald Fraser||Ranald Fraser||Tolsta Chaolais|
|2008||John Macfarlane||John Macfarlane||Tong|
|2007||David Hart||AJ Maclean||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
|2006||AJ Maclean||AJ Maclean||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
|2005||Stuart Morrison||Stuart Morrison||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
|2004||Stuart Morrison||Stuart Morrison||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
|2003||D Eastwood||Stuart Morrison||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
|2002||Stuart Morrison||Stuart Morrison||Tong, Isle of Lewis|
- Angus MacAskill
- Donald Dinnie
- Stone put
- Angus Graham (strongman)
- Hammer toss
- Weight for Distance
- Weight for Height
- Scotland's Strongest Man
- "Lewis Highland and Western Isles strongman competition" lewishighlandgames.co.uk. Retrieved 28 Dec 2010.